Four killed in US tour bus crash
At least four people have been killed, and multiple passengers critically injured, when a tour bus crashed near a national park in the US.
Multiple air ambulances and rescue crews responded to the crash on Utah Highway 12 in Garfield County, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Twelve to 15 passengers suffered "very critical injuries in the crash near Bryce Canyon National Park.
The highway patrol said via Twitter that the tourists were Chinese speakers.
Employees of the nearby Bryce Canyon Resort told CNN their manager was called to the crash scene to assist first responders with translating for the Chinese tour group. The manager is one of the few Chinese speakers in the area, the hotel staff said.
Some of the victims are expected to be treated at Garfield Memorial Hospital in Panguitch, Utah, said Lance Madigan, a spokesman with Intermountain Healthcare.
The highway has been closed in both directions while authorities investigate the crash.
Utah's Highway 12 is considered one of the most varied and scenic drives in the country. It connects a number of national and state parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park and Red Canyon on the Dixie National Forest.
Bryce Canyon is about 400km south of Salt Lake City and just over 64km north of the Utah-Arizona border.
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